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Guest (visitor) (OP)
27 Mar 01 0:22
Hello! We have a problem with an old version of Cobol (Version 2.5). Basically, up 'till now we've been running Cobol on a Windows 98 machine. However, we need to upgrade that machine to Windows 2000 Professional and still be able to use Cobol. I have copied the entire Cobol environment over to an existing W2000 machine for testing before upgrading the W98 machine. However, I have run into a problem where when I test a program compilation an error message occurs stating the "Cobol run time library not installed."

I have checked the Path statements in the Autoexec.nt file & it appears to be correct. Is there a process to go through to install the run time library or is this caused by W2000's DOS handling?
BettyScherber (Programmer)
28 Mar 01 0:39
Could you say version 2.5 of whose COBOL?

Betty Scherber
Brainbench MVP for COBOL II

Guest (visitor) (OP)
28 Mar 01 2:24
It's Micro Focus Cobol/2 I beleive.
GreenRoom (TechnicalUser)
29 Mar 01 23:42
Does anyone have a solution for this problem?
Thane (Programmer)
2 Apr 01 16:19
With NT variants you can't rely on config.sys and autoexec.bat.  I had luck in the past making them config.dos and autoexec.dos.  However, the best thing to do is to set the values in the system manager and be done with it.  I don't have Win2K here in front of me and I know they moved all this stuff around, but with NT it is:

Control Panel/System/Environment Tab -- I think you can figure the rest out from there.

Crox (Programmer)
2 Apr 01 18:25

sometimes it helps to use the




GreenRoom (TechnicalUser)
3 Apr 01 21:00
Still no luck guys. Still getting the same error message:

   "Cobol run time library not installed."

Is there some sort of install routine I need to run?
I know when we moved Cobol over to a Win98 machine a couple of years ago, it was just a matter of copying the files accross to the new system and changing the Path statement in the Autoexec.bat file.

I have noticed that I get exactly the same error if I try to run Cobol itself, ie Cobol.exe.

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